Creative writing is personal writing where the
purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and
emotions rather than simply convey
information accurately, effectively and
It is expressed in an imaginative, unique and
sometimes poetic way.
The Writing Process
A process through which something new brings
about the demise of whatever existed before.
Something new kills something older.
- environment free of pre-concepts
- writing is not the most difficult skill for L2
learners to master
- create new practices
- motivate students to want to express
themselves through writing
"If I were to teach a child the beauty of music, I wouldn't
start with a musical score. We would listen together to
the most pleasant melodies and I would tell them about
the instruments which make the music. Then, amazed
with the beauty of music, they themselves would ask me
to teach them the mystery of those little black dots
written on five lines. Because these little black dots are
only tools for the musical production. The experience of
beauty must come first."
The Creative Writing Process
Benefits for learners:
Willingness to play with language
Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
Students become more creative readers
And for teachers?
Not only models, but co-writers
Keep English fresh and vibrant
CW teachers tend to be more interesting to be
around --> relationship with students
CW teachers tend to be better teachers of writing in
Asian English Language Teachers' Creative Writing Project:
The C Group: